The big auction
a collection of art to explore and challenge the problems of our society today, raising awareness and funds for the Big issue.
- ARTIST: Mixed
- CLIENT: The Big Issue
- LOCATION: The Other Art Fair
- SERVICES: Art, AV Production
Our team of artists was enlisted to deliver a range of exciting and thought provoking artwork that could support The Big Issue’s ongoing awareness campaign, delivering a collection that could ultimately be sold at auction, raising both awareness and funds.
Our team of Creative Giants looked at the aims of ‘A hand up not a hand-out’ campaign, then sourced artists who could work with a range of mediums to fit the brief. We needed to offer something different and a donation from Fender was our inspiration.
By working with architects, musicians and sculpture artists, we created a awe-inspiring collection of iconic Stratocaster guitars, transformed into incredible works of art by a handpicked selection of some of the most globally revered, contemporary artists of our time.
Funds raised from The Big Art Auction will be used to support Big Issue sellers who make their living selling the magazine on the streets.
“We are delighted to be working with Creative Giants and The Auction Collective on this hugely exciting event. With footfall down in previously busy high streets across the UK, it’s very tough out there at the moment for Big Issue sellers. The Big Art Auction, with these truly one-off works of art, will raise urgently-needed funds to ensure we can continue to support our sellers, both now and in the future”.
Russell Blackman, Managing Director for The Big Issue